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Global Hurricane Tracks - IBTrACS

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Global Hurricane Tracks - IBTrACS


Tropical Cyclone/Hurricane position and intensity

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Jun 6, 2023

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IBTrACS (International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship) provides global tropical cyclone best track historical data in a centralized location to show distribution, frequency, and intensity of tropical cyclones worldwide. Tropical Cyclones are known as hurricanes in the north Atlantic and northeast Pacific ocean basins, typhoons in the northwest Pacific ocean basin, cyclones in the north and south Indian Ocean basins, and tropical cyclones in the southwest Pacific ocean basin.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Tropical Cyclone Programme has endorsed IBTrACS as an official archiving and distribution resource for the data. The data is available in many formats and the IBTrACS-WMO version of the dataset uses data from the WMO-sanctioned RSMC/TCWC in each basin.

Presently, IBTrACS includes data from 9 different countries. Historically, the data describing these systems has included best estimates of their track and intensity.

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